Got bad Law School Grades? You can still pass the Bar Exam

Many people go into the bar exam feeling a little insecure about their ability to pass considering the law school grades they received. While, this is normal to feel, your performance on the bar exam does not need to be dictated by your law school grades.  Remember this statement:

“You don’t have to let your past dictate your future.”

My grades in law school were far less than stellar.  I graduated in the lower half of my class in the part-time division. Before graduation, we received slips of paper in our mailboxes from our administration stating what our statistical percent chance of passing the bar exam was based on prior students pass rates, with the same GPA.

Mine was about 25%.  Not good!

But, I sure as heck didn’t let that stop me because I knew that if others could do it, I could too. I knew that my past was not determinative of my future. I can create what will happen starting at this moment now.

And at this moment again.

It’s all about having the Can-Do attitude.  Approach your bar exam with the Can-Do approach. If others could pass so can you.  If I could pass, so can you.

Despite my grades, I passed the California bar exam on my first attempt.  You can pass your bar exam right here, right now.

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Dustin Saiidi, author of The 7 Steps to Bar Exam Success, graduated in the bottom half of his class, but passed the bar exam on his 1st attempt. He shares how he overcame those challenges and gives tips, advice, and strategies so you can pass your bar exam, stress-free.

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